David de Gea 7 – Made two incredible saves from Hazard and Cahill early on and provided plenty of assurance as the last line of defence. Couldn’t do much with N’Golo Kante’s strike.
Antonio Valencia 6 – Did extremely well when it came to dealing with the combined threat of Eden Hazard and Victor Moses but struggled to have his usual influence going forward.
Marcos Rojo 7 – Remarkably solid all game. Matched Diego Costa’s raw feistiness in what was an engaging battle. A real workmanlike performance.
Phil Jones 6 – Had the task of essentially man-marking Hazard and strained every sinew chasing the Belgian but couldn’t keep him quiet.
Matteo Darmian 6 – Looked relatively composed on the ball all evening but notably struggled to deal with the game’s intensity.
Ashley Young 7 – Another ceaselessly dedicated performance: never stopped tracking Willian and Marcos Alonso and did well when it came to finding the likes of Pogba and Rashford.
Ander Herrera 6 – Acted as the side’s central force of power and energy during the early stages. Flew across the surface with reckless abandon until his wholly unjustified sending off after 36 minutes.
Paul Pogba 6 – Extreme Pogba cynics would point to the Frenchman for losing Kante in the lead-up to his goal but this was a strong performance in difficult circumstances.
Henrikh Mkhitaryan 6 – Produced produced some clever moments on the ball, linkup up nicely with the likes of Rashford and Young, but had to be withdrawn in the wake of Herrera’s red card/
Marcus Rashford 7 – Always kept Chelsea’s back four on their toes with his raw speed and mazy movement. Came agonisingly close to grabbing an equaliser but this was another performance that reminded everyone of the youngster’s enormous potential.
Marouane Fellaini 6 – Came on as a reactionary replacement following Herrera’s red card and added plenty of muscle alongside Pogba. Couldn’t offer much going forward in the absence of Mkhitaryan for large parts of the game.